Family Caregivers Respite Centers
The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) currently operates two group Respite Centers for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Our Place Respite Centers?
Our Place is a Friendly, Safe Place for Persons with Dementia or in the Early-Mid Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
How many respite centers are there?
The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) currently operates two group Respite Centers for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
How do I know if my loved one is eligible?
A Case Manager from the SAAA will conduct an initial assessment to determine eligibility for Our Place services.
What is the charge for Our Place?
Participants are charged on a sliding fee scale ($10.00-$25.00).
What are the benefits to caregivers?
Caregivers are provided respite care; information and assistance; support group meetings; and resources.
What types of activities are provided?
For participants, stimulating activities are provided for both men and women; individual care plans are prepared; participants enjoy the company of other adults; crafts, music, exercise, and many more activities are planned daily. A hot noon meal is served and snacks are provided.
Sample Daily Schedule
10:00 Coffee/Tea, Snack, Greetings, Weather, Trivia, Word Game
10:30 Exercise (Balloon Volleyball in Chairs, Basketball or Stretch
12:30 Rest with Background Music
2:00 Restroom Break
2:15 Game (Dominoes, Checkers, Card Games)
2:45 Prepare for Departure
Page County: Open Fridays from 10-3.